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HPD chief stands behind Obama on gun control

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland is taking a stand on gun control.

At his monthly meeting with the media, Chief McClelland talked about gun control, saying he stands behind President Barack Obama.  McClelland supports better background checks and limited capacity magazines.

He said his police department is trained at its best, but putting military weapons in the public's hands is dangerous to everyone on Houston streets.

"I certainly see no reason why the public should have military style assault weapons," he said.  "I think it's a danger to the general public and it's a danger to my police officers."

The chief also shared concerns on guns in the classroom, saying teachers have a difficult time as it is with their duties.  Arming them with guns could pose more problems.

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